Twenty (20) SEMSS Undergraduate Student Travel Awards will be given to undergraduate students who are interested in exploring careers as physician- scientists. These travel awards are funded by a R15 grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH/NIGMS) and will consist of $175 stipend ($75 to cover hotel cost for your Saturday (11/18) night hotel stay (Emory Conference Center hotel) and $100 to offset any additional travel/conference expense)
Applications are evaluated on:
• The quality and originality of research project.
• The student’s contribution to the research project.
• The candidate’s potential as a physician-scientist.
• The candidate’s access to SEMSS (i.e. distance from conference location, lack of local
undergraduate institution support for meeting, travel expenses, etc).
• Students must be authors on an abstract submitted to SEMSS.
• Student must be able to attend SEMSS and present a poster based on the submitted abstract.
• Students must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student and have not received their Bachelor’s degree prior to the SEMSS conference.
Questions and concerns can be addressed to:
Dr. Robin G. Lorenz, MD, PhD
All components of the Travel Award Application will be entered onto the SEMSS Registration Website.
You will be required to provide the following information:
1) Personal information:
• Name, email, and college or university
• Current year in school
• Gender, race and ethnicity (optional)
• Mode of travel to Birmingham (driving/flying)
• If you are interested in sharing a hotel room with another travel award winner
• Preference will be given to students who are first author on the abstract.
• Submit your abstract with the travel award application and submit your abstract under “Abstract submission”
3) A personal statement (300 word maximum) explaining:
• The candidate’s contribution to the project.
• The candidate’s future career plans.
• The relevance of the SEMSS experience to the candidate’s future career plans.
4) A resume or CV, highlighting activities demonstrating the student’s potential as a physician-scientist.
5) You must also separately register for the SEMSS meeting here
Application deadline is September 15, 2017. Early applications are encouraged, as travel awards will be made on a rolling basis.